Astroworld is the third studio album by American rapper Travis Scott. It was released on August 3, 2018, through Cactus Jack Records and Grand Hustle Records and distributed by Epic Records.
Social media is branding Travis’s activities as “incredibly offensive” toward victims’ families; all 10 victims died from compression asphyxia.
Mr. Scott said in the interview that“professionals control what they can in the crowd.”
“Fans…come to the show [to] have a good experience, and I have a responsibility to figure out what happened here,” he said. “I have a responsibility to figure out the solution…Hopefully, this takes the first step into us as artists having that more insight of what’s going on.”
What happened at the Astroworld event?
The crowd surge occurred around 9:38 p.m., according to Houston Fire Department Chief Samuel Peña.
“The crowd began to compress towards the front of the stage, and that caused some panic, and it started causing some injuries,” Chief Peña said. “People began to fall out, become unconscious, and it created additional panic.”
What do we know about the people hurt or killed at the event?
-The manner of death for all 10 victims was ruled as an accident; the attendees described a crowd surge with 50,000 people that led some to fall unconscious. -A 9 year old boy died on Nov. 14 of injuries suffered during the concert, the family’s attorney said, marking the 10th fatality stemming from the show.The boy, Ezra Blount, became the youngest person to die of injuries from the crowd surge. -Others who died at the concert ranged in age from 14 to 27. -Officials previously described the tragedy, which occurred at NRG Park in Scott's hometown of Houston, as a "mass casualty incident." According to police, the crowd at Scott's show "began to compress towards the front of the stage," causing panic and injuries
Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said he had met with Mr. Scott and his head of security.
He said he had asked Mr. Scott’s team to work with police and to watch their social media messaging.
- Videos posted to social media show a chaotic scene in the packed venue.
His lawyers have said Mr. Scott didn’t know the severity of the situation and found out only after the show.
Travis has been keeping a relatively low profile since 10 people died during his Astroworld performance on November 5, 2021.